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Tuesday Tip - Quadricep / Hamstring Strength Ratio by Michele A. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 8:47am 1 Comment At my first gym visit of 2010, I went to the file cabinet and pulled out my progress chart for the first time in months.. The chart lists the exercise machines, the current weight I am lifting and the machine settings. The personal trainer (1 complimentary with gym membership) recommended that I chart my progress. I diligently wrote my routine, w ... Read on »
Number One Myth of Knee Rehab: Update by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 3:51pm Sometimes conversations go well. Sometimes they go down the toilet faster than the 2008 stock market. A couple of years ago, a new surgeon had joined the practice of an orthopedist whom I had known all of my career. He wanted me to meet his new partner. So, we had lunch. Our discussion turned technical when my longtime orthopedic friend ask ... Read on »
Do a Daily Quad Stretch To Open Your Hips by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 9:41pm How tight are the fronts of your thighs, and how effective are your Quad Stretch exercises to help loosen things up and open the hips?  Are you taking time to work on your flexibility to help improve your muscle balance? Are the fronts of your thighs and your hip flexors grippy and grabby?  Do you realize how much this is affe ... Read on »
Quadriceps Exercise Beneficial A ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:02am Quadriceps Exercise Beneficial After Knee Replacement No added benefits observed with combined exercise and neuromuscular electrical stimulation 09 feb 2009-- In patients who undergo primary, unilateral total knee arthroplasty, progressive quadriceps strengthening with or without neuromuscular electrical stimulation leads ... Read on »
Stretch Series: Quadriceps by Lance B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Sep 2009 10:25pm Unless you are Mr. Fantastic or Gumby you have to stretch. And last time I checked they both were make-believe characters that don't exist, so technically EVERYONE needs to do some form of stretching. Hopefully you've been following along with my Stretch Series and picking up some new moves to try pre and post-workout. ... Read on »
Step-Up to work your quadriceps, hip flexors and strengthen your hamstrings and buttocks in the process by Robinsgothealth Posted Sat 27 Feb 2010 7:45am Step-ups focus on your quadriceps and hip flexors, but also strengthen your hamstrings and buttocks. Step-ups are a good way to improve the shape and definition of your legs. Performing this exercise can help make activities that involve a lot of climbing less difficult. When performing step-ups, make sure the step or bench is large enough to ... Read on »
Expert Q and A: Stretching Your Quadriceps by My Yoga Online Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 6:06pm Q: What type of yoga pose would you recommend to stretch the quadriceps muscles without putting strain on the knees? A:  The quadriceps is a large muscle group crossing on of the most heavily loaded joints of the body (the knee). Due to frequent heavy loading, the quadriceps tend to have plenty of tightness that r ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 19: Can Quadriceps (thigh muscle) Strengthening Help Knee Arthritis? by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Sat 02 May 2009 10:34pm Several studies have had mixed results about the benefits of quadriceps strength on knee arthritis.   Some show that weaker quadriceps are associated with greater knee pain and impaired function while others do not show a difference.   Most of the studies, however, focus on the main part of the knee where the femur (thigh) and tibia (shin) bo ... Read on »
Quad Pulls in Baseball by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:26pm Q: There have been a few quadriceps pulls in MLB this year. Have you seen these before in baseball players? What gives? A: This is why I love baseball; it's probably one of the most at-risk sports you'll ever see (particularly in pitchers). Here's a little excerpt from a slide from my training for overhead athletes presentation in C ... Read on »
Awesome Quads for Dummies by Chris .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 7:50pm Simple Quad/Leg Training Often you will hear people looking to get huge arms or that killer chest. How often do you hear someone talk about great quads or strong looking calves. Well for me they are something required for an impressive physique or to achieve that X-Look that Art Devany talks about. You will often see UFC fighters or Cyc ... Read on »